Campsites in the Tennessee Smoky Mountains

Campsites in the Tennessee Smoky Mountains
The Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee are a popular vacation destination due to the scenic natural landscape. Visitors will find many campgrounds in the mountains that offer convenient access to the local attractions including hiking in the Great Smoky National Park, whitewater rafting in the Big Pigeon River and the live entertainment venues of downtown Gatlinburg.

Clabough's Campground

Clabough's Campground is two miles north of Pigeon Forge in the Smoky Mountains. It offers 310 full hook-up campsites that include a picnic table, wireless Internet access and cable TV hook-up, as well as a concrete pad and patio on most sites. The facility includes four bathhouses with private showers, three coin-operated guest laundries and a grocery store along with a restaurant that is open for breakfast and dinner. Recreational amenities include a playground, game room and two swimming pools as well as a lazy river. Walden's Creek runs along one side of the campground allowing access for trout fishing as well as creek side campsites.

Clabough's Campground
405 Wears Valley Rd.
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863


Arrow Creek Campground

Arrow Creek Campground is 13 miles to the east of downtown Gatlinburg and borders the Great Smoky National Park. It features campsites with full hookups, partial hookups or rustic and includes a picnic table, gravel patio and fire ring. The campground is heavily wooded, offering privacy to campers and has a small mountain stream running through it. Facility amenities include a coin-operated guest laundry, camp store and rental cabins along with modern restrooms and private showers. Recreational amenities include a swimming pool, playground and game room as well as several sport courts including basketball and volleyball. Hiking trails area accessible from the camp and run through the wooded mountainous terrain of the national park.

Arrow Creek Campground
4721 E. Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Great Smoky KOA

Great Smoky KOA is on the western edge of Townsend and a quarter mile from the Great Smoky National Park. It has a wooded landscape for privacy and the Little River runs along one side allowing for water front sites. Sites include a full or partial hook-up, picnic table and fire ring as well as a cable TV hookup. Facility amenities include a convenience store, picnic pavilion and Ice Cream shop as well as modern restrooms and private showers. Recreational amenities include planned activities, a swimming pool and playground. The campground rents tubes for use on the river and there are several good fishing points where guests can fish for trout. Hiking trails are accessible from the campground that leads into the Great Smoky National Park.

Great Smoky KOA
8533 State Hwy. 73
Townsend, TN 37882


Article Written By Matthew Knight

Based in Southwestern Michigan, Matthew Knight has been writing outdoor and technology articles since 2008. His articles appear on various websites. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer information systems from Western Michigan University.

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